Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Five: Writing Goals for Senior Year

I'm very goal-oriented, and I make lists of what I want to accomplish during a certain period of time. Here are my goals for my senior year at Susquehanna:


1. Crank out the short stories. I’m shooting for four a semester. Spring might be tough because I’m planning on taking a novel writing class that will take up a huge chunk of my time, but I need tons of short stories for my senior honors project and Scholars House project.

2. Write every morning. I did this for a while last year, but once I joined my sorority, my early morning writing time turned into my doing-the-homework-I couldn’t-finish-last-night time. I want to keep my writing time purely for writing, even if it’s just for an hour.

3. Make a good impression on the department head, who is also my professor this semester. I’m taking his advanced fiction class, and I’d really love for him to write me a letter of recommendation for grad school. I just need to impress him first.

4. Have one of my pieces published. Somewhere. Anywhere. In an on-campus literary magazine, a website, I don’t care. I just want someone to read my work and like it enough to publish it for other people to see.

5. Get accepted into grad school. I am currently terrified about this. Not only do I want to be accepted into grad school, I want it to be a program I love. So many of them are very competitive and admission is selective, and I’m afraid my writing won’t be what the department is looking for. I just hope someone connects with my stories and style and wants to take me on as a graduate student. Here’s to hoping!

5 comments:

  1. Yay for writing every morning! :)

    Also - I truly believe that so many grad schools are going to offer you a chance to study there. Your writing is absolutely fantastic ... I have no doubt they'll all be impressed.

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    1. Thanks Shari! I love having you to talk to, and believe me, you'll be hearing all about the grad school application drama that's on its way in the next few months!

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  2. Your writing is great! You are going to get into a grad school!! I have such high hopes for you and wish you the best of luck in applying and the whole process! :) Can't wait to see how the journey pans out!

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    1. <3 <3 <3. Thanks girl! This just made me smile so much. :)

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your goals -- I need to write down my goals more often; I tend to write them in my head but not on paper/screen, which means no actual deadlines. It's always helpful to keep working toward something; especially when school ends, it can be more challenging to accomplish when you're not living in a semester-oriented world.

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